Saturday, November 29, 2008

Going to see Twilight with Lewis tonight!! I am so excited. I hope he likes it, or at least I hope he doesn't hate it!!

*Robert has totally grown on me. When I first saw it I thought he was going to be a bad choice. The second time I saw it I liked him in the roll. Maybe the 3rd time will be even better then the 2nd... I know that they did the best that they could. They would NEVER be able to please everyone, when everyone has their own idea of what beautiful is. There are still things about the movie that bother me, but as all of you know, unless it was word for word from the book I was never going to be 100% satisfied. I just have to look at it like it is totally separate from the book and then I am fine. Plus, did you all see that they have started on Full Moon? Knowing the book, only the second half of the movie will be any good, because the first half doesn't even have Edward in it. But we will see...

Kendra B. 512 C.

So I have had a bunch of questions about the name that I use when I post a comment on other's blogs.
Kendra B. 512 C.
I wanted to use something that was funny from the past. I went by Kendra for a while. Then I went by Special K. I thought both of those where, well, yawn. So I remembered this one. The story is short and there is nothing funny about it, but it is a name that I went by for a while.
I lived in New York for a few years while my dad was teaching International Law to cadets at West Point Military Academy. I was a senior in high school when he started. I was dating a kid from Newburgh, NY, a city that was about 30 minutes away from West Point. I did not have a drivers license for the first 4 months we were dating, and he did not have a car to drive so we would talk on the phone for hours every night since we could not see each other every day. The problem was that this was back when you still had to pay for long distance. And since he lived over the mountain, he was long distance. His mom made him pay his part of the phone bill, so I always called him because my pops would always pay my part after I apologised a little and promised to keep better track next time (which I never did). Since we only saw each other on weekends, he would write me letters during the week and send them in the mail. (Oh, I guess I forgot to mention that I LOVE getting mail. I have loved getting mail since I was about 8 years old, and I still love it to this day.) So I would get anywhere from 2 to 7 letters a week from him telling me about his daily events at school, and whatnot. Meanwhile I became friends with the mailman. His name was Wayne. Wayne the Mailman. I would wait to talk to him everyday and he would hand deliver me the mail. Everyone in my house loved Wayne. He was very friendly. Since I knew the mailman well, we decided to see how much info we would have to actually put on the letter for it to get to me. I mean, how many Kendra's were in that part of New York right? 512 C. was the number of my house so mail started coming to me addressed all kinds of ways. Wayne got in on it and always made sure that I got my mail. We would even write notes to Wayne on the outside of the envelopes so he would have a laugh too. So some of the ways mail was addressed to me:
Kendra B.
512 C.
New York, 10996
West Point, NY 10996
Chicken McNugget
512 C.
W.P., NY 10996
Among many others. So anyways, I always like Kendra B. 512 C. Marlo and my mom still call me that sometimes. So that is why I call myself this strange combo of letters and numbers.

Abi Got The Camera, And This Is What She Saw...

$20 to the first person that can properly identify the show that she was watching on television...

Gobble, Gobble!!

Twilight II

Here we are getting ready to go into Twilight on Friday night.



This was taken at 2 am when I went to see Twilight with Marlo on Thursday night/Friday morning. After the movie I went home and got ready for work. Then went to the movie again on Friday night with Jess, Jen, and Kristin. I stayed up for about 48 hours, with only 2 hours of sleep. Yawn.....

Haley's First Report

Haley had to do a report on Cotton Farms for her kindergarten class. This is what she came up with. She drew the pictures, picked out the yellow paper, chose fonts for the information, told me what to type, chose the pictures, and layout all by HERSELF. I only saw one other project report that looked like the kid did it. All of the others look like the mother stayed up the night before and got it done while the 6 year old was in bed. Some of them had such elaborate things that I laughed out loud when I saw them.

Haley, I am proud of you for doing your own project and really telling mom to stay out of it when I tried to change what you wanted. You are great!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Okay this is what the Health Department of Utah has to say on it's website about what kids need to know. This is approved in 16 school districts in Utah to be taught. Just know that it is long so don't feel like you need to read it all. But skip down to my notes at the bottom...

What Do Children Need to Know by Age Five?

By age five, children need to know
that love should make people feel good, safe, and wanted
that people's bodies are different sizes, shapes, and colors
how the bodies of girls and women are different from the bodies of boys and men
that people’s bodies belong to themselves
the correct names for all body parts, including sex and reproductive organs
how to talk about their sexual parts without feeling naughty
that it’s normal to touch one’s sex organs for pleasure
to seek privacy when touching one’s sex organs for pleasure
how a “baby” "gets in" and "gets out" of a woman’s body
that a woman does not have to have a baby unless she wants to
how to talk with trusted adults about sexual issues, questions, and concerns
how to say, "No," to unwanted touch

What Do Children Need to Know by Ages 5–7?
In addition to earlier information and skills, children ages 5–7 need to know
that all living things reproduce
how plants and animals grow and reproduce, what they need, and how we care for them
that all people, including our parents and grandparents, are sexual
that we all live through a life cycle that has a beginning and an end and includes sexuality at all ages
that people experience sexual pleasure in a number of different ways
that everyone has sexual thoughts and fantasies and that having them is normal
that families are structured in different ways
the roles and responsibilities of different members of their families
how to live outside of stereotyped gender roles — for example, that women can be good leaders and men can be good at taking care of children
that sexual identity includes sexual orientation
that we must all take an active role in protecting our health
that health care providers support our health and well-being
the basic facts about HIV/AIDS
that a friend is someone we enjoy being with, someone who shares, listens, encourages, and helps us think through our problems
how to develop, maintain, and end friendships
how to recognize and protect themselves from potential sexual abuse and its dangers — for example, sexual predators may seem kind, giving, and loving. They may be friends or family members.

What Do Preteens Need to Know by Ages 8–12?
In addition to earlier information and skills …
how female and male bodies grow and differ
that puberty starts at different times for girls and boys and for different individuals
how to be comfortable with their changing bodies, especially in relationship to other children their age
what menstruation and wet dreams are
how to take care of their personal hygiene during menstruation
that emotional changes are common during this time

how to accept human sexuality and their own sexual feelings as a natural part of life
that people have sex for pleasure — that it’s not done only to have a baby
that masturbation is very common — that it is normal to masturbate, but only in private
they don’t have to feel guilt about masturbating
what sexually transmitted infections and safer sex are
how to talk about and practice safer sex
what rape is
what sex work is and why it’s dangerous for young women and young men

the biology of the fertility cycle, how pregnancy happens, and the basics about how a pregnancy develops
that no one has to become a parent
that birth control methods — including emergency contraception — can prevent pregnancy
that 85 out of 100 women who have vaginal intercourse will become pregnant within a year if they do not use birth control
how to talk about birth control and what some of the methods are
how to get birth control
what abortion is
that women can get pregnant without having sex by using alternative insemination or other fertility treatments

how their communities, families, and peers feel about dating
that families are structured in many different ways, how the relationships in families differ, and how families fit into their societies
how to end relationships without anger
how to recognize and protect themselves from abusive relationships

Wow. Really. wow. Some of these things, even in the 5-7 year old age range, I have not taught any of my kids. Maybe I should have thought longer and harder before having kids. I am just not cut out to have these conversations. What do I say? HELP ME!!!

Birds & Bees

Read this:

Dear 5th Grade Parents:

In The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language maturation is defined as
mat·u·ra·tion (m ch -r sh n)
1. The process of becoming mature.
2. Biology
a. The processes by which gametes are formed, including the reduction of chromosomes in a germ cell from the diploid number to the haploid number by meiosis.
b. The final differentiation processes in biological systems, such as the final ripening of a seed or the attainment of full functional capacity by a cell, a tissue, or an organ

However, for you and your child it’s a time of change. Some of you have been through this experience before; for others, this is the first time you will be going through this stage with your child. In order to help initiate the beginning of some of these conversations, on ****day, the ** of November at 1:45 p.m., Birds & Bees Associates will be at your school to present a maturation clinic. Presenters E. Dilworth Newman, M. Ed. and Nurse Lynne Calame, R. N., M. Ed. will be leading the discussion.

This is an excerpt from a letter that I received in my email box. A few problems with this are:

1. I know I am not old enough to have a child that needs to have these talks yet. I am not even 30 years old yet.
2. I am SCARED to death about what he already knows, or thinks he knows from his friends.
3. The letter goes on to ask that a parent be with the student during this workshop. I don't want to go with him because he is a boy, but Lewis might laugh his way through the whole thing. I am happy to go with the girls when the time is right but I am worried that he will be uncomfortable having his MOM with him.
4. I wonder if he is better off having us talk to him before this so he knows more then what they are going to tell him so that he is not embarrassed, or shocked with anything that they say.

Now I know that in our state these workshops are mild and timid compared to other places. I had mothers tell me last year that they really thought it was a waste of time because the kids learned so little. Still though... my stomach is churning just thinking about it.

*Plus did you see the name of the guy giving the workshop?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

*12:04 am: Abigail singing in her sleep about it being a wonderful day. From the mouths of babes....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blog It Out

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

*6:30 am: Psoriasis out of control. Whole body aches. Hurts. Literally hurts. Even to walk. Have a feeling it is gonna be a hard day.
*8:00 am: School. Tired and achy. Feeling yucky, but remaining pleasant.
*11:30 am: Complaint. If you don't like school lunch don't eat it. I can't please everyone. Leads to argument with superior. Crappy day. Still sore. Still tired. Get called 9 year old. Now cranky.
*12:30 pm: Lunch
*1:15 pm: Say several choice 4 letter words a few times while catching up on paperwork in my office. Feel better. Totally over complainers. Moving on with life. Good mood.
*4:00 pm: Pick up Abi from school. They have been calling me because she has a fever.
*10:00 pm: Lewis screams for help. Abi barfs. Lots.
*10:45 pm: Call mom to see if she can watch Abi for tomorrow. Please wake up and say yes. Dad answers. Yes she should be able to come. Sigh of relief.
*11:48 pm: Right now. Abi asleep on makeshift bed on my bedroom floor... wait she is up for a drink of water, nope, laying back down. Not sleeping. Playing with B.B. (barf bucket). Watching me type slow and quietly.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

*12:01 am: Psoriasis out of control. Whole body aches. Hurts. Literally hurts. Even to sit here and type. Have a feeling it is gonna be a hard day.

Monday, November 17, 2008


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? I LOVE real, but with the cat and the kids we have had an artificial for the past 5 years, but currently we do not have one...
3. When do you put up the tree? if I had one it would have gone up on Sunday...
4. When do you take the tree down? around Jan 5Th
5. Do you like eggnog? no freakin' way!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? my cabbage patch kid (2 years late but i still got it!)
7. Hardest person to buy for? Lewis
8. Easiest person to buy for? the girls, they like anything!
9. Do you have a nativity scene? no, but i want one
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a strange figurine...
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Tie between Nightmare Before Christmas and A Christmas Story
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? October most years, but this year no shopping
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes and they needed it more then I did
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? chocolate
16. Lights on the tree? White
17. Favorite Christmas song? Country Christmas RECORD or Mitch Miller CD
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel for this year
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? yes
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? neither, we use a bow
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas eve the rest in the morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Everyone is stressed out about the hustle and bustle, but i love it!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Silver
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? ham
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To go on vacation
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Sharon, Natalie, Connie (meow!!)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sleeping Beauty X 2

Thursday Night at The Frampton's House

We spent Thursday night watching Pete's Dragon, "Kendra's way". Oh! You don't know what that means. Well "Kendra's way" is when you take a musical and fast forward all of the boring parts when they talk and just watch the parts when they sing!! Haley and Abi love it! (Abi is sad in thew picture below because it was time to go to bed.) I LOVE watching Disney cartoon movies this way. Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin... I could go on all night... but don't worry I won't. Try it with your kids, it is a great way to spend 45 minutes with the kids. Fun for the whole family!!


I wanted to do something fun this month in the cafeteria for the kids. I usually decorate each month with whatever holiday is going to be happening. But since October is Halloween and Autumn items, I wanted to switch November up a little bit. So I did the whole wall in BYU vs Utah because of the rivalry game that happens in November. The kids are loving it and I am happy to have something different up on the walls to look at. We even got Heather (head of school) to agree to let the kids wear BYU or Utah colored shirts on Friday expressing their love for one team or the other. We also put red and blue paper on the door to the kitchen so that all week during lunch the kids can sign their name to cheer for one team or the other. Lyndie, who works in the kitchen, is from a family of Ute fans and I am from a family of BYU fans so we are going to dress appropriately all week long. It is going to be great!

An added bonus is that we can learn and practice these IB Attitudes:

Tolerance; (for Ute fan's bad attitudes and bad habits of wrecking things when they lose games)

Empathy; (for Ute fans when they lose the game)

Independence; when choosing the team that we like, not just because our parents told us that one was better then the next

Respect; for everyone despite their love of the Utah Utes

It should be a fun week... even if BYU loses!

The Non-Acceptance Factor

So my whole "Acceptance" blog post from a week ago ...
well forget it! We went to Park City and sat in a freaking hotel room the whole time. We went to 2 outlet stores and that was it. No dancing, nothing!! We were in the hotel room last Saturday night at 8:30! I know I am no spring chicken, but I am not 80 years old either!!
Okay I am back to asking and wondering,
Whens My Vacation?
And I am going to keep asking this question until I get a real one!!
Don't get me wrong though. The ladies were great and I had a good time. It was just no vacation for any of us!!

Here is the little friend that the first grade found in their classroom on Monday. Isn't he cute? NOT!! He had fallen into this bowl that had sunflower seeds in it (OMG!! Why are the mice in my room? Duh! Sunflower seeds.). (Not you N.N.) They have had quite a few field mice this fall. We had one in our kitchen last year and I was so freaked out when I saw it I flew up onto the counter and left my 3 and 5 year old daughters on the floor screaming. I then had them open the garage door and run out and I jumped from the counter to the garage. We caught it, in an inhumane trap and killed it and we have never had another one, but still this mouse brings back the memories.
And don't worry, I did not scar my girls by showing them my fear of rodents, and leaving them on the floor to run out the door. My neighbor has rats and they LOVE to go feed and play with them.


We had a great snow storm last week on Monday. It is melted already and there is no trace left, but it was great while it lasted. The kids got 2 days of sledding, and snowballs before it was gone! Here is a picture of my car out by the back of the school.

Food Storage Tag

This post is one that I started a long time ago. I even had to retake the picture tonight so it was an accurate reflection of our food storage closet. My friend posted hers and I told her I would do the same, and then got busy.
For our "food storage" we use a small closet in the basement that really is too small for anything else. I guess we could hang clothes that are out of season there, but we do not really have seasonal wardrobes in our household (just ask Jason who was given shorts to wear today because"that's what you have") so that's out. I went out and bought 2 white heavy duty plastic shelves from my favorite store (NOT!!) and they are one in front of the other to maximize the depth of this strange space.
As you can see, if there is an actual emergency we are in major trouble. We have about 30 boxes of cereal, a case of applesauce, ravioli, green beans, corn and popcorn. We also have about 6 boxes of granola and fruit bars. A couple of jars of peanut butter, pudding, lots of pasta, cookies, crackers, mustard, ranch dressing and BBQ sauce top off the gourmet treats. Oh, and some sloppy joe sauce too, but the kids hate that stuff so I make it about once a year just to keep it in the rotation. In the garage we have about a case of water left and a couple boxes of fruit juice. Wow. When the earthquake comes we are gonna have to come to your house to eat!
I have a thousand excuses and reasons why I do not have more food storage. Not enough room, not enough money, not enough time, and on, and on, and on. Plus, am I really gonna use it? When and if something happens I am going to track the kids to my mom and dad's house anyways. I will not be able to carry any of that stuff. Okay, I know. That's just another excuse.
But for now, and until something changes, if you are living in this house or visiting us during an emergency it will be dry cereal on the menu. I hope you enjoy!!
I want to TAG all of you to do this one. It makes you think about what you really have to eat.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm not really feeling bloggy... but I have about 10 started and ready to post. Updates, and some that I have been promising for a while now. I just don't feel like it.

I am bored and I want to go somewhere and do something!! I feel like I went out last weekend and did nothing and now I am stuck at home doing nothing this weekend. Lewis is watching Wizard of Oz with the girls and Sage. Jason and Cash are having a late night, and Adam is spending the night at Cooper's house. Maybe I need to accept that I am old and we stay home on Friday nights now...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Average gas price in Utah 1 month ago: $3.49 a gallon
Average gas price in Utah today: $1.99 a gallon.
I just filled up my car for $35.25!!! And I was on 000 miles of gas left. At the height of the gas price boom I was paying over $75.00 to fill it!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tagged Over a Week ago!!

Thanks Natalie!

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Working at SVC
2. Living in “The Big Blue House”
3. Taking care of a 6 month old Adam
4. Sleeping in until 10 or 11 everyday
5. Trying to figure out married life

5 things on my "To-Do" list today: (It's 7:08 right now...)
1. Laundry
2. Answer parent emails
3. Update my blog
4. More laundry
5. Dinner

5 snacks I enjoy
1. Fruit (pretty much any)
2. Peanut Butter Cups
3. Hot Cocoa
4. Lemon Berry Slush
5. Popcorn5 things I'd do if I was a millionaire:
1. Buy a house
2. Take my kids to Europe to see where I have lived (with a nanny of course!!)
3. Take care of my extended family
4. Set up college funds for the kids
5. Go on a REAL vacation!

5 places I've lived:
1. SHAPE, Belgium
2. Round Lake Heights, ILL
3. Gaithersburg, MD
4. Kaiserslautern, Germany
5. West Point, NY

5 jobs I've had:
1. Baker at a bakery
2. Nanny/Personal Assistant for the mom
3. Mail sorter at Post Office
4. Summer maintenance job on army base
5. Mother

5 people I tag:
1. Lyndie
2. Marlo
3. Cris
4. Katie
5. Heidi

Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pursuing Your Passions at Sea

I was looking around on MSN and got this little article about cruising. Here are the two that I want to go on first.
This one is just for the adults. No kids allowed. This will be my long awaited vacation:
Spa Haven: Set sail in the Mediterranean aboard Costa Cruises’ Concordia or Costa Serena to relax and rejuvenate in a 20,500-square-foot Samsara spa, the largest spas at sea. Book one of the spa suites to enjoy spalike décor in your cabin and get easy access to “the ultimate wellness experience.” For more information, visit

And for next year's Christmas trip with the kids:

Christmas Cruise: Here’s how to cruise over winter break without giving up the festive atmosphere of the holidays. Take a river cruise along the Danube from Prague to Vienna, and see towns en route that are transformed into glittering Christmas bazaars. On board, you can enjoy traditional European specialties such as Glühwein and Lebkuchen. For more information, visit

Saturday, November 8, 2008


As some, if not all of you know, I should be in Vegas right now. But alas, I am not. Unfortunately, I am here in Draper, at my house, doing laundry. I just looked it up and in Vegas today it will be a sunny 78 degrees. Here in Draper it is going to be a cloudy 52 degrees, with snow likely tomorrow. I am not bitter. I am not mad. I am not a pitiful, sad, depressed homebody in this situation because...

Susan and I will be leaving for Park City to stay in a condo in about 2 hours. Yes that's right people. I am making lemonade out of my lemons. Susan still wanted to do something and so did I, so we are. We are going up a little after noon, spending the afternoon doing, oh, whatever we want. Then we will have dinner, oh, wherever we want. We will not have to cut meat for anyone. We will not have to take anyone to the bathroom (except for ourselves), and we will dine in utter contentment. We will then proceed to do, oh, whatever we want.

This is all that I wanted. I have tried and tried again to go to Vegas with my girlfriends. Different groups too. It has been planned and canceled about 3 times now. Depressing, right? Well no more! I have these lofty expectations for what a vacation is. But now I will take what I can get. If it is an hour to have a pedicure, that will be my vacation. If it is going shopping alone with Lewis, that will be my vacation. Yes, I need a week in Hawaii. But for now I know I am not going to get that anytime soon, so I will take what I can get and enjoy it!

Will my trip be short? Yes. Will it be close by? Yes. Its it much deserved? Absolutely.

And tomorrow evening when I get home I will be happy to see my children. I will be happy to see my husband. I will be ready to go back to work.

Whens my vacation? Today. Today is my vacation.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Isn't time funny? I have been looking through some boxes of old pictures all evening. I look at a picture and can completely remember the day. Everything I did, everyone I saw. Everything. Everyday seems like just yesterday. I remember conversations, meals at restaurants, walk and drives that I went on. Shopping trips, concerts, and activities that we did. Young women's activities, camp, young adult volleyball, and all night movie parties. I remember so much.
As I look at these pictures, I wonder how 15 years have come and gone since some of them were taken. I wonder why some people turned out how they did, while others turned out differently. Tonight I was reading an old friend's Facebook page and wondered, "Who are you?" I don't recognize them as a person at all. They look the same, but everything else is different. Attitude, demeanor, thoughts, beliefs, everything. I wonder if that is how people see me now too? Or am I the same person I always have been?

I feel like I am pretty much the same person, but am I?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Did It!!

Be proud. It doesn't matter if the person I voted for won or lost*, I did my duty. It was fun. I hope all of you went out and voted. Win or lose we did what was needed of us.

I had to go to 3 different places for them to find me in the system. (I only needed to vote for my local elections. I also moved since the last election so I needed to do a provisional ballot. It was a mess and then the lady on the phone in Salt Lake, at election headquarters, found me and I got where I needed to go. I went to three places and talked to a ton of nice people.) I met the nicest woman at VF Outlets. She was maybe 40. She went on and on as to how I was such a pretty girl and how I will make a beautiful bride when I am old enough.... I think she may have needed glasses. In her defence I do not wear a wedding ring so she must have just assumed. Just don't tell my kids that I am not married. They might have questions.

I ended up voting at the church just up from my house. And look who helped me...

Haley saw this picture and said, "Hey, that's the lady from the school library. Why did she get to vote cha (you)?" Thanks for the help ladies! And I hope this picture makes it to your blog too!!

*I never lose...

Hair, If You Care....

Haley got her hair cut and it looks so adorable. It looks fresh and clean. She looks older too. She wanted it boy short and I told the lady to talk her out of it. When she gets older fine, but not when she is 6.

Abigail wanted in on this too so I took a picture of her hair. She would not go get a haircut. I need to bribe her to do it. She has never had a hair cut before and needs one BAD!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Puff the Magic Dragon

My mom and dad gave Abigail Puff the Magic Dragon book and stuffed animal. She loved it! It came with a CD of Peter, Paul and Mary singing 3 songs, one being Puff the Magic Dragon. This totally takes me back. As a child I loved this story and song. I do not think that I have ever shared that with my kids. My voice still cracks up at the end when Puff goes into his cave. *Sigh* So as soon as we got into the car I stuck the CD in and we listen to the song over and over all the way home. Now the boys, were less then thrilled. The girls on the other hand are in love. We have been singing it for 2 days now. I am looking for the little cartoon, but I can't find it anywhere. So, if you have it or know where I can get one (not online either, I have had too many disappointments when ordering movies online, right Murl?) fast so we can watch it before the girls decide that they are "over" it, let me know. Thanks!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Little Jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puffs gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow wheneer they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, Jackie paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.


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Halloween pictures with some of the cousins

Halloween Activities

Thursday: Trunk or Treat at the church with the neighbors. Here they are are in the car when we were all done and about to drive home.
Friday: Trick or Treating in the neighborhood. Here is Jason in his Skateboarder costume. He choose his costume about 2 minutes before the trunk or treat. He just did not care one way or the other. He ended up happy though.

Adam was a Business Traveler. He actually had a name and everything. Everyone though he was the guy from 24. You may notice that he has had a hair color change. He was going to be Adam Savage from Mythbusters so we dyed his hair, and he then changed his mind. Oh well. He looks good with the new hair color.

Abigail was Dorothy Gail from Kansas. She went through about 10 ideas and then FINALLY stayed with this one for 10 minutes and so I got her dressed.

Haley was a "Pink Pirate" thanks to help from Sheila. I was not going to buy the $30 costume that looked like it would fall apart in about 20 minutes, so she came up with a better idea that was great!